World Environment Day 2016 Celebrations in Accra

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment and is marked on 5th June every year.http://www.unep.org/stories/WorldEnvironmentDay/Stand-with-the-United-Nations-and-Angola.asp
 The global theme for WED 2016 celebrations is :’The fight against the illegal trade in wildlife. The slogan is ,’go wild for Life’. In Ghana, the National theme for this year’s celebrations is, ‘Join the race to green Ghana and protect wildlife’.
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The Carcass of a whale 13.5m whale washed ashore on Dansoman Beach in March 2016

If you are wondering how to celebrate World Environment Day with advocacy groups in Accra then check  out the following activities :

  1. Tree Planting Exercise by the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  on 3rd  June, 2016 at 11a.m  at 1st Battalion of Infantry, Michel Camp, Accra
  2. Osu Beach clean up by Action Accra on 4th June, 2016 at Osu Castle Beach.https://www.facebook.com/events/1009145319134020/
  3. Quiz competition among 5 schools organised by the EPA on 5th June, 2016 at 11a.m  at 1st Battalion of Infantry, Michel Camp, Accra.
  4. Inauguration of the waste treatment plant at Nestle , Ghana on 6th June, 2016
  5. No Coal Power campaign  by Ghana Youth Environment Movement on 6th June, 2016 at 9a.m.https://www.facebook.com/events/276723529331797/
  6.  Greening Nima by Hipsters of Nature and German Cooperation on 11th June at Nima Community Library at 9:30a.m .https://www.facebook.com/events/1746860608878280/

     Make every day World Environment Day!

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National Climate Change Drawing Contest for Schools in Ghana ahead of ‘COP21’

As part of activities marking the European Year for Development 2015, the European Union in Ghana together with the Embassies of France and Norway, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), have, jointly launched a National Schools Drawing Contest in Ghana for Schools in all the regions to encourage a national discussion on climate change on 8 September 2015.

The contest are in  three categories: 1) Primary school – Observations of climate change; 2) Junior high school – Impacts of climate change, and 3) Senior High School – Solutions – measures to reduce the impacts.  Three prizes will be given out to each category so that in total nine schools will be declared winners and invited to the awarding ceremony. Selected drawings will be printed in a leaflet to be distributed during the side event of the ‘Ghana Day’ during the Climate conference

The best drawings will be selected by a jury to be composed of representatives from the EU in Ghana, all Partners and stakeholders from the Embassies, EPA, MESTI; and the Ministry of Education.  An evaluation sheet will be provided to facilitate the selection of the winners and ensure transparency in the process. Follow the link below to read more about the contest:http://newsghana.com.gh/eu-climate-change-schools-drawing-contest-towards-cop21/